think on It
The pull towards getting a fast-fashion-fix by buying impulsively from inexpensive stores is no longer seen as cool. Today, many consumers want quality products that they will cherish for many seasons instead of pieces that will quickly be discarded and forgotten. But the desire for the next new thing is real. Whether it's from you Instagram feed, your friends or magazines the pressure to fit in and have the latest-and-greatest thing can be overwhelming.
This week, Lola Byatt looks into how she became addicted to shopping and examines the stark reality that made her rethink how she views her own wardrobe.
The same conversation has been going on since 2010 when the spark that lit the growing hatred towards bloggers at fashion week first set flame. No doubt, it was when Tavi Gevinson wore an oversized hat to a Dior show, thereby obstructing the view of everyone sitting behind her, that the anger really started to boil.
It starts out harmlessly enough. Tweak the colour balance, adjust the light, change the contrast. Maybe you soften the skin, remove a pimple, brighten your eyes. Oh, that nasty scar you got when you were a kid? It kind of distracts from the overall beauty of the picture. You might as well remove that too.
I've thought a lot about what it means to be a blogger. There's an increasing amount of shame associated with having a blog, especially at industry events where there are real press and other people who actually deserve their invitations. I'd like to share my thoughts on this and find out how you feel.